Oliver’s Real Food Racing Announce 2016 Rider Roster

Oliver’s Real Food Racing has named its 14 man squad for the 2016 season which will get underway from January 1 at the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic in Geelong.

The roster announced reflects the teams development and progression into a truly national level team, with riders from Adelaide, to Melbourne and Canberra joining the squad founded in the Hunter region of NSW.

?”As our title sponsor, Oliver’s Real Food grows its network of stores, we too develop and seek riders from different areas that will fit into our program, ensuring our core values of providing a positive team environment is upheld” team manager Sam Layzell said.

The 2016 Oliver’s team will also boast 3 New Zealand riders in its ranks, with the return of Logan Griffin to the team after a season with search2retain Cycling, joining Hamilton duo Ryan Christensen and Nick Reddish for their second season with the team.

“Our kiwi contingent is a result of the international racing we have participated in, all three possess different qualities and all are very talented, it is great to have them for 2016, especially with our desire to compete in more racing as a team in New Zealand” Layzell said.

Oliver’s will continue in 2016 with Seight Custom Cycling Wear as clothing supplier, and welcome Karl Michelin-Beard and Rowan Dever from the Seight National Road Series team to add experience to the Oliver’s roster.

Focus Bikes Australia will remain the teams bike supplier, the fourth year the German entity will be associated with Oliver’s. The team will race on the Cayo frameset in 2016.

?The team will be in action from 1-4 January at the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic, followed by the Australian National Road Championships in Ballarat from 6-10 January. It will be then off to New Zealand for the team’s first UCI classified tour, the New Zealand Cycle Classic from 20-24 January.

About Oliver’s Real Food:

Oliver’s Real Food is the worlds first Certified Organic fast food chain. Oliver’s was created to raise and set new standards in fast food, providing consumers with Fresh, Natural and Organic food choices.

The name Oliver’s Real Food was inspired by the story of ‘Oliver Twist’ and today provide consumers with a healthy organic alternative to traditional fast food. We are passionate about nutrition, we want to educate and empower our customers to live happier healthier lives. We also offer a wide range of gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options in our menu to ensure everyone can enjoy!

Oliver’s Real Food. Feed Your GOOD!

A full list of sponsors and suppliers will be announced in the upcoming days.

2016 Oliver’s Real Food Racing Team:

Carsten Chapman? ? ? ? -? Newcastle, NSW
Ryan Christensen ? ? ? ? -? Hamilton, New Zealand
Brad Davies???????? ? ? ?? ?? -? Adelaide, SA
Rowan Dever???? ? ? ?? ??? -? Melbourne, VIC
Logan Griffin???? ? ? ?? ??? -? Auckland, New Zealand
Lachlan Glasspool ? ? ? -? Adelaide, SA
Nick Reddish????? ? ? ?? ?? -? Hamilton, New Zealand
Michael Rice????? ? ? ?? ??? -? Canberra, ACT
Trevor Spencer?? ? ? ?? ?? -? Canberra, ACT
Rien Schuurhuis? ? ? ? ? -? Canberra, ACT
Ben Marshall??????? ? ? ? ? -? Scone, NSW
Karl Michelin-Beard?? -? Canberra, ACT
Nicholas Villiers????????? -? Newcastle, NSW
Sean Whitfield
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